WAY BACK (FEAT. SNOOP DOGG)
(single out now through Liberator Music)
- One of the most successful female RnB groups of all time
- Over 65 million albums sold worldwide
- Four-time Grammy Award winners
- Were in Australia in late-2016 for the RnB Fridays tour and headline shows
Fresh off their late-2016 Australian RnB Fridays tour and headline shows, one of the most successful female RnB groups of all time TLC are back with a brand new single ‘Way Back’ featuring the iconic Snoop Dogg, which follows their Nov 2016 single ‘Haters’. ‘Way Back’ also introduces their first album in 15 years, confirmed for a June 30 release.
From its opening lyric onwards – “it’s been a long, long time coming” – new single ‘Way Back’ is an effortlessly uplifting return from TLC: blending hip-hop swing, soulful RnB and the group’s immediately-identifiable harmonies to classic but contemporary effect. Featuring a guest verse from Snoop Dogg, ‘Way Back’ describes those relationships which stay with you through good times and bad, and suggests a band not only reflecting on their sometimes-turbulent roots but facing forwards, to a bright future.
Having sold over 65 million records worldwide, TLC are not only the best-selling American girl group of all time; with four Grammy Awards, four multi-platinum albums, ten Top 10 singles and four Number 1s, theirs is an influence across pop, hip-hop, R&B, fashion and female friendship that defined generations. And in 2017, returning with their first album in 15 years, continues to define generations.
Here are “anthems of respect and empowerment” The Guardian wrote recently, which “stood out above all others…genre-defining pioneers.” The Quietus, meanwhile, describes TLC as “one of the most confounding acts to enter the mainstream…upending expectations of what an all-female group should sound like”. And right now, as Hunger Magazine put it, “the thirst for the smooth tunes of TLC in these dark and unsettling times is stronger than ever.” So much so that the band’s first ever UK show recently sold out in mere minutes.
‘Way Back’ formally begins the next chapter of TLC. Having largely stepped back from the public eye since the tragic passing of Lisa ‘Left Eye’ Lopes, the group are now ready to return to the spotlight. A Kickstarter campaign was launched to contribute towards recording the new album and became the most-funded in the company’s history, with the likes of Katy Perry amongst the first to donate. Early live shows as a duo, which saw them play sold out arenas in Japan – where they became the first artist to be awarded MTV’s Legend Award since Michael Jackson – and also in the US and Australia illustrate a renewed confidence; mixing iconic hits like ‘Waterfalls’, ‘No Scrubs’ and ‘Creep’ with new material such as ‘Way Back’.
In 2017 TLC are back where they belong – with a new single, album, tour, and unquestionably still Crazy, Sexy, Cool.
‘WAY BACK (FEAT. SNOOP DOGG)’ IS OUT NOW